SALEM –The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) would like to remind motorists that road conditions can change rapidly as snow continues to fall during the evening commute. Drivers are encouraged to avoid travel if possible.
Equipment operators and contractors with VDOT’s Salem District continue to plow and treat roads as necessary. During a winter weather event, snow plow drivers concentrate their initial efforts on the primary roads, those numbered 1-599. Once the precipitation stops and these major roads are plowed and treated, VDOT begins to work on the secondary roads, those numbered 600 and above.
If driving is necessary, up-to-date road condition information is available by calling 511 or visiting www.511Virginia.org. Drivers should watch for icy patches particularly on bridges, overpasses and in the higher elevations.
VDOT’s Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Henry, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, Patrick and Roanoke.